Originally Posted by Biggerfoot
I assume it has a hydraulic cylinder that moves the slide? Im not an rv tech but was a Caterpillar hydraulic troubleshooter for years. To me it sounds like your cylinder has an external leak. Either where a line connects or from the packing around the rod. It builds pressure when you suck the slide in but bleeds off due to the leak and the slide moves out.
X2 on hydraulic slides, cant compress oil so it has to be a leak that admits air into the system. That air can also come from a tank being to low or all rams on the level up system being extended to the limits and lowering the oil in the tank far enough to admit air into the system. Check the oil level in the tank when all the slides are retracted and the landing gear are all the way up.
This is only true of hydraulic systems. On electric driven slides, some slide motors have a brake which can fail. The motor works ok to move the slide, but without the brake working, the slide can creep back out, or in.
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